Texas Native Signs Letter of Intent for Cougar Tennis

Aug. 21, 2006

PULLMAN, Wash. - Ashley Spicer has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the Washington State Cougars tennis team in 2006-07 season, Cougar Head Coach Lisa Hart announced.

Spicer, from Round Rock, Texas, graduated from Westwood High School where she played tennis for head coach James Hood.

The International Tennis Federation junior circuit proved to be Spicer's primary competing area. During 2003-04, Spicer reached the finals in Costa Rica, Mexico and Barbados. She also took home first place for her doubles play at Trinidad. Spicer reached the final at both the Copa Cariari and First Caribbean International Bank International Junior Championships. Throughout her competitive play, Spicer reached a high of No. 215 on the ITF junior circuit rankings.

'We are extremely pleased that Ashley has chosen to join our program,' Hart said. 'She is uniquely experienced for an American player, having played several years on the International Tennis Federation circuit. Ashley is full of energy and talent and we cannot wait to unleash her in collegiate tennis where we look for her to make an immediate impact with our program in both singles and doubles.'

Spicer enrolled this fall and plans on pursuing a biology degree.

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